I hope everyone’s long weekend (those whose employment status allowed for that) was more restful and anxiety-free than mine. But no one should have been greatly troubled by the need to sort through the news, which was ultra-lite on this holiday. Here are some crumbs from a very small table:

* Texas Senate primary is tomorrow, and long-time GOP front-runner David Dewhurst is responding to complaints he is a RINO by calling rivals Ted Cruz and Tom Leppert Liberal! Liberal! Liberal! in effort to get to 50%.

* Paul Krugman rips Chris Christie a new one for phony fiscal hawkery now that New Jersey budget shortfall out in the open.

* State of New York trying to sell off closed prison buildings to raise revenues.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides cites evidence that Obama might in fact be able to move African-American opinion on same-sex marriage–and other issues.

* Digby pays tribute to Veterans for Peace’s Arlington West at Santa Monica Beach commemorative.

* CNN’s Mike Mount provides brisk summary of conflicts going on around defense reauthorization bill.

And in non-political news:

* Sex Pistols re-release “God Save the Queen” after 35 years. Amazing thing is that UK still has the same Queen.

Hope you enjoy what’s left of the Holiday weekend.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.